Youthwords 2017

Now Open!


Once again we are inviting Sudbury area high school students to participate in the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s youth writing contest.

We have prizes for Best Short Story and Best Poem.

This year we are asking writers to show us how you use the four words – imagination, words, pen and, spark – in your submission.

How to enter:

Short Story must be 1,000 words

2 Poems a maximum of 30 lines each.

DO NOT submit with your name on your submission.

DO include on a separate cover page –

  • the title of your entry
  • your name, address, phone number and email address,
  • date of birth
  • and what grade you are in.

No entry fee required.

Submit by October 23, 2017

To: [email protected]


There will be four prizes:

First Place Best Short Story – $150

Runner Up Best Short Story – $75

First Place Best Poem – $150

Runner  Up Best Poem – $75


Finalists will be invited to attend the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture. First place winners will have their story and poem published on the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival website.

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